Jan - 2022


Dr. Marcelle Gaune-Escard: In memoriam

On January 11, 2022, Marcelle Gaune-Escard passed away.

Marcelle Gaune-Escard was a significant contributor to the science community throughout her impressive and distinguished career. With her background in thermodynamics and calorimetry of molten salts, Marcelle’s dedication to disseminating scientific knowledge to the academic community is portrayed through 350 international publications, acting as editor of several books and guest editor of various journals. In addition, she has passed on her extensive scientific knowledge, shaping the careers of 15 Ph.D. students, numerous post-doctoral as well as many visiting researchers.

Her endeavours were highly recognized by the science community as she received prominent awards such the Certicate of Proficiency (University of Cambridge, UK), the Gold Assayer by La Monnaie de Paris in 1976, and “Max Bredig Award” in 2004 granted by the USA Electrochemical Society. Notably, the EUCHEM conference on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids in her home country, Tunisia, in 2006 was dedicated to Marcelle which assembled 53 international scientific leaders and contributors.

Her involvement in many scientific societies such as the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, International Council for Science: Committee on Data for Science and Technology, and the International Thorium Molten-Salt Forum, just to name a few of many, exemplified her strong commitment to advancing science academia. Through her extensive professional network, she was a well-known academic in her field in over 14 countries across Europe, Asia, and America which enabled her to assemble scientists from around the world through cooperative research projects as well as conferences that she took the imitative to organize.

Her professional successes extend far beyond the above and she has left a lasting impact on both the academic sphere as well as FLOGEN Star Outreach. FLOGEN had the privilege dedicate the 2017 Gaune-Escard International Symposium to Marcelle, as well as award her with the Fray International Sustainability Award at FLOGEN SIPS 2019, an award reserved for the highest esteemed scientists that have attended our conferences.

Marcelle has brightened not only the science community with her admirable contributions, but the hearts of many such as her husband, her two children, and her two grandchildren in Marseille, France. FLOGEN has been honoured to work closely with Marcelle, and we will continue to honour Marcelle through recognizing scientists who make contributions as significant as hers. We will be eternally grateful for her kind heart, her bright mind, and her lasting impact.

The video of her award ceremony is given here:

The video Award Ceremony of Prof Marcelle Gaune-Escard at SIPS 2019. Dr Florian Kongoli, presides upon the official ceremony

Dr. Florian KONGOLI
BSc (Honors), MASc, PhD, 
Elected Member of Euro Mediterranean Academy of Arts and Sciences (EMAAS)
Executive President (CEO) 
FLOGEN Technologies Inc. (www.flogen.com)
FLOGEN Star OUTREACH (www.flogen.org)
  (Not-for-Profit Corporation) 
President of the Organizing Committee 
2020 & 2021 Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit and Exhibition
28 Nov -02 Dec, 2021, Phuket, Thailand: https://www.flogen.org/sips2022/

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